Medicare Referral (Mental Health Treatment Plan) from your GP
Self-referral With or Without Private Health Cover
Lauren from Empowering Psychological Solutions is registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority) as well as Medicare, and is able to provide Medicare-rebateable services on-the-spot if a client has an eligible Mental Health Treatment Plan as well as a Valid Referral letter (which must be on the GP's letterhead, specifying the patient name, how many sessions the referral is for, and signed by the referrer) from their General Practitioner (GP).
Information about this service is linked here:
Clients without a Medicare referral are also able to access Rebates for attendance at appointments with a Psychologist if they have appropriate Private Health cover. The eligibility and rebate amount will differ depending on your individual Fund and level of cover, so please contact your Private Health Fund if you would like to obtain a rebate in this manner. Lauren is registered with all the major health funds.
Sessions with Lauren, a Registered Psychologist, at Tarragindi Allied Health are 50 minutes long, and are charged at $150 per session (cash, credit, EFTPOS), however at the first session a discussion of each client's situation will determine whether a reduced rate is applicable. The Medicare rebate (for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with a temporary additional 10 sessions due to the Pandemic) is currently $87.45 (increasing to $88.25 from 1 July 2021). The price for each 50-minute session held at Beaudesert Road Surgery (Moorooka) is $115 per session.